Thursday, March 15, 2007

Enlightenment (In Progress)


Here's the amended version-- thanks to Scott for his excellent suggestion to turn the bulb to emphasize the yin-yang shape on top. I like it much better this way.




















This one isn't finished, but since it's Thursday & I had intended it for Illustration Friday (Wired), I'm posting it in progress, to share the idea at least. Other projects (see last post) & obligations got in the way. Oh well!

It's inspired by the recent ruling in Australia phasing out incandescent bulbs, & dedicated to my brother Ben who is also known as Johnny Fluorescentseed because he gives compact fluorescent bulbs to all his friends & family.

The background paper is from an electronics textbook c. 1912, this chapter appropriately titled Illumination Laws & Measurements. Collaged onto canvas, painted in acrylic, 5x7".

10 comments:

jessi Hooker said...

Very intersting! I really like it!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very beautiful! Just a thought, for what it's worth...

The top part of the light bulb is close to a yin yang symbol, and it seems like it fits with what you're saying, so maybe it should be more obvious?

Curious Art said...

Great idea, Scott!

Alina Chau said...

awesome illo!!

Graham McArthur said...

Great work. Love your blog and I will be checking back regularly.

James said...
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James said...

this replaced Birth Of Venus as my computer wallpaper so you should be pretty damn proud of yourself

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Stopped back, and was surprised to see your amended illustration! Wow! I do like the new version, it just added a little more meaning. Your work is so amazing.

Curious Art said...

Thanks again Scott, I really owe you one for that idea!

Son of Incogneato said...

Great stuff, I like this especially.